MeasureUp Practice Questions - Opinions Please

Discussion in 'MCSE' started by Frodo, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Frodo

    Frodo Guest


    I've been practicing so far with the Measure Up questions bundled with the
    MSPress books. I'm not entirely sure I like them.

    I find they are generally badly worded or have off topic questions which are
    often too hard, especially multiple choice / drag and drop questions.

    I am interested to hear your opinions on MeasureUp as I'm thinking of
    purchasing some other practice questions - which are the best to go for?

    Thanks for all your replies.
    Frodo, Mar 31, 2005
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  2. Frodo

    JaR Guest

    In microsoft.public.cert.exam.mcse, Frodo climbed on a soapbox & opined:
    LOL! Sorry, but that pretty much describes the real exam questions you will
    get too.

    In all seriousness, I used Measureups when I took 70-210 & 215 and found
    them a pretty fair assessment of readiness. Dunno about the newer exams,
    but from what I understand, they are even more convoluted in their wording
    of questions.
    JaR, Mar 31, 2005
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  3. Frodo

    Frodo Guest

    Yes, I agree - some of the MS questions are badly worded at times but not
    nearly as bad as the measure up questions (at least the questions i've been

    For example, an answer may read something like

    a) Open the Sites and Services Snapin select the Site
    b) Double click NTDS Site settings and enable universal group membership
    c) Open the Site properties and enable universal group membership caching
    d) Double click NTDS Site settings and enable universal group membership

    Answer: A, D

    Alternatively, they might ask a question and refer to a diagram which I am
    unable to see.. the list goes on...

    What alternatives are there to measure up, how do the transcender questions

    Frodo, Mar 31, 2005
  4. Frodo

    catwalker63 Guest

    I've used measure up, self test, and transcender and prefer transcender
    because the explanations of answers are more complete and more likely to
    be correct. They also have excellent references for further reading for
    each question.

    aka Pu$$y Feet
    MCNGP #43

    “If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but it would
    deteriorate the cat.” Mark Twain
    catwalker63, Mar 31, 2005
  5. Im afraid Measure up for me were very poor in comparison to Trancsender, i
    mean when you cant even get the sales pitch correct theres not a lot of hope
    really "the free sample i tried for 70-219 recently did not even fit the
    screen it was a real pain and confirmed why i gave up on them last time in
    previous exams" Trancsender and microsoft books everytime for me.
    [email protected], Apr 1, 2005
  6. The quality in the MeasureUp suite varies. Some questions are
    misleading, others are way too easy, and some are just plain wrong -
    wrong answers, wrong explanations. Poor quality control in my opinion.

    I attempted to notify Microsoft Press that there were mistakes in the
    MeasureUp suite that came with their books and they referred me to
    MeasureUp. When I tried notifying MeasureUp about the errors, they said
    they merely designed the engine - Microsoft designed the content. Given
    the lack of interest on both sides, I have a feeling the mistakes will
    never get corrected.

    Still, even having dealt with all of that, I still found the questions
    an okay approximation of the sorts of convoluted-logic questions you
    tend to get on MCP exams.
    blastingfonda, Apr 1, 2005
  7. Frodo

    FYI-Geek101 Guest

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    FYI-Geek101, Apr 4, 2005
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